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The Source: Controlling Development Around The Missions

Eileen Pace

The Spanish Missions of San Antonio are a World Heritage Site, and are expected to increase tourism to the area. The community is concerned that the natural drive for business to build near the sites and their tourists may spoil the experience of the missions.

In order to manage and preserve the character of the sites, the newly formed World Heritage Office at the City of San Antonio is trying to put together a plan for land use around the sites. 


  • Colleen Swain, director of the World Heritage office at the City of San Antonio
  • Nina Nixon-Mendez, planner for the City of San Antonio
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